Nutrition: your best health care policy


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“If the doctors of today do not become the nutritionists of tomorrow, then the nutritionists of today will become the doctors of tomorrow.”

– Rockefeller Institute of Medicine

Nutrition is the cornerstone of naturopathic medicine. It is primary to each and everyone’s health improvement program. Without changes in one’s eating habits, health cannot be achieved. This fact is something that modern medicine has ignored but something traditional medicine has embraced since the beginning of time.

With an aging baby-boomer population getting ready for retirement, the health care field is set for an unprecedented expansion, and in the next decades there will be a greater demand for nutritional counseling and treatment.

The United States has also experienced a crisis in health over the past decade, with a critical obesity problem, increasing levels of diabetes, heart disease and other health-related conditions. Many people with a family history of these problems are seeking advice and help in order to protect their health “wellness maintenance.”

A naturopathic doctor is a wellness coach and teaches you about your body and your food choices and why supplementation is appropriate in today’s world. The doctor also shows you herbs and homeopathic remedies to help you regain your strength and vitality.

If you are like many others who are concerned about what kind of health care is going to be available in the coming years, this is the time for you to be looking at what you can do to help yourself.

I see people in my office every day who want to make changes but are confused about where to begin. I hear people on the news talking about nutrition but who are confused about carbohydrates. They are not just bread and pasta!

This is simple folks. Food is either fat, protein or carbohydrate. Vegetables and fruits are your very best carbohydrates, and eggs are the highest quality protein you can eat.

This is but a small part of the entire food confusion issue. Get with someone who can evaluate your health, help you make good food choices and get on a better track. Your children will follow your lead. Feed them well.